BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhuanet) -- A total of 300
Tibetan Barbie girls with a limited edition have been on display for
the first time at the Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's
Tibet Autonomous Region.
Following the recent release of eight patterns of ethnic
dolls called "Fuxi Girl" (meaning lucky and happy girl) throughout the country,
the newly launched Tibetan Barbie girl is the most fetching and most
vividly-molded, according to a staff in the airport store.
Picture shows the Tibetan Barbie girls
displayed in Lhasa. (Source: Chinatibetnews.com)
Each doll has long braided hair with coral and manual
silver accessories, wears necklaces made of coral or turquoise and is adorned
with an amulet "Gawu", showing a rich ethnic feature.
According to the staff, the designers were all from
Europe. Most parts of a Tibetan Barbie girl were produced in different
countries. For example, the eyes were artificially blown in Germany and kinds of
hairstyle were made by Japanese artisans.
"To make these Barbie girls more vivid, the company
also invited traditional Tibetan craftsmen to beautify the details," she
"The exhibition of these Tibetan Barbie girls will
run in Lhasa for some time. Then they will be moved to Europe for
sale. Many Europeans are interested in Chinese culture and
yet they just have a little knowledge of it. This way, we hope to
promote our ethnic culture and enable more western people to learn about
the long and splendid Tibetan culture," she added.
(Source: Tibet Business)